HCSO: Decomposed body of unidentified man found Saturday at the South Jetty

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) reported that a dead body was found near the mouth of the Eel River and the South Jetty Saturday afternoon.

On March 10 at around 12:11 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the report of a dead body and given its alleged location. Deputies and a warden with the Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived on-scene and spotted a decomposed male body, the HCSO said, adding that the body was found at the south end of the South Jetty near the mouth of the Eel River.

The Coroner’s Office arrived on-scene and the body was recovered, officials said. Neither the identity of the male nor the cause of death have been determined yet. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the HCSO at 707-445-7251 or their crime tip line at 707-268-2539.

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